Proving that a smash hit pop song is like some undead creature that’s near-impossible to kill, Foster the People’s super humongous summer anthem “Pumped Up Kicks” gets new life with a DJ Reflex remix featuring verses from rising Compton, CA rapper Kendrick Lamar. While the original dressed up its school shooting message with a shiny hook, Lamar’s addition makes the song sound surprisingly straightforward and bubblier. Check it out below (via Hypetrak)
Lamar’s retail mixtape, Section.80, is out now, with a studio album to drop in 2012. Foster the People’s debut LP, Torches, is also currently available.